Nintendo has consistently produced some of the highest-rated video games of all time, and the Metroid series is no exception. The latest installment in the franchise, Metroid: Dread, is a side-scrolling action adventure game that follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she tracks down a rogue android called “Double” across a hostile world. One of the most challenging aspects of the game is deciding where to go after obtaining the Diffusion Beam power-up. Here we will look at some of the best places to explore after acquiring this upgrade.
One of the best areas to visit after getting the Diffusion Beam is Pirate Ship. This location makes use of Samus’ newfound powers by introducing enemies that are weak to its spread shot attack. As an added bonus, those who succeed in navigating all the challenges within will be rewarded with additional upgrades such as missiles and energy tanks. This area also contains a large number of enemies and bosses making it an ideal destination for those looking for an intense action experience.
For players looking for something less hectic but still interesting, Pirate Ship also features several puzzles that require players to make use of their new beam ability in order to progress. The puzzles range from easy-to-moderate difficulty and require creative solutions in order to overcome them. With newly acquired powers like Wave Beam or Spider Ball aiding players’ efforts, this locale offers an enjoyable challenge for any player regardless their skill level.
Metroid Hatchling Caverns
After obtaining the Diffusion Beam another good place to explore would be Metroid Hatchling Caverns. This area contains a variety of puzzles and enemies which can be used as a tutorial for mastering Samus’ new power up weapon. It also provides a gateway into more difficult areas such as Chozo Ruins